tam’s guest post: mission accomplished

Several times discussion of individual lube packets have arisen in various blogs (okay, Jenre’s and here, but that’s various enough for me). Many of us seem to be perusing our drug store condom aisle to see what types of lube can be purchased. None of us appear to have found individual lube packets (although mine carries vibrating condoms – go figure).

Someone mentioned that they got some at a Pride parade. (Kris: I think it was Matthew who said he got them from a nice, bearded lady.) Ah ha! I planned to attend my local Pride parade and wondered if the elusive individual lube packets would make an appearance. So here is some of the stuff we managed to snag (along with some candy) during the parade.

As you can see there were two small white plastic containers which are condom holders. Really very cute little things, they probably hold 4-5 condoms (for folks who REALLY plan to get lucky). I had received the lovely green condom from the Green Party of Canada but it came lubeless and I don’t even think it’s lubricated. Later I managed to snag one of the small white boxes – they didn’t seem to want to give them to girls – *pout*, but I got one, opened it up and what to my wondering eyes should appear …

YES!!!! Individual packs of lube with a lubricated condom. When I opened the box and saw it I practically squealed with delight and exclaimed to my daughter “Yes!!! I wanted that!” She merely looked at me as only a teenager can look at a parent who is so obviously embarrassing them in public. So they do indeed exist in my city. Further down the parade route I managed to snag another white box simply because I WANTED that lube pack. Ummm. What the hell will I do with it? Nothing, just keep it as proof of their existence.

So where the people handing out the condoms got the lube packs I have no clue but they do exist. It is not beyond the realm of possibility in m/m books that half the gay men in the world run around with a couple tucked in their pocket just waiting for the right occasion. A weight has been lifted from my shoulders now that I have been able to prove the existence of the elusive beast. Next up? Big Foot and the Abominable Snowman. I’m on a roll.

Kris: To find out more about Tam’s adventures at the Ottawa Pride Parade go here.

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14 Responses to tam’s guest post: mission accomplished

  1. Kris says:

    Tam the Mythbuster. We salute you!

    I have to say that I was seriously beginning to think that these were just an urban legend or an invention of female authors who find spit an unhygienic form of lube.

  2. Pretty condoms! *virtual caress*

  3. nichem says:

    Cool, Tam. For some reason I was imagining the lube being in little tubes like the little individual surgilube tubes they have at the hospital and doctors' offices. Didn't think it would be in a packet (don't know why since it often refers to 'packet' in the m/m books).

  4. Tam says:

    Kris: When I get something in my head I just can't let it go. LOL

    KB: Ummm. Okay.

    Nichem: I'm glad I was able to enlighten you as to the way of the lube. 🙂

  5. Kris says:

    Richelle: I too thought they would be in little tubes. I've also heard them coming individually in 'blister packets'.

    Anyone have any idea what the hell this means?? I keep on imagining the poppy plastic wrap stuff that you wrap your breakables (Ha Ha) in.

    I think they're pretty too, btw. Maybe it's the association with cookies and smexin'. LOL.

  6. nichem says:

    Kris, I always thought blister packets were the things over-the-counter pills (like cold tablets) came in. Not sure how that would work for lube. o_O Maybe that could be your next mission, Tam. 😛

  7. Tam says:

    A blister pack is what pills come in, where you pop it out of the foil, it would have to be a pretty damn big blister pack to hold enough lube to be of any use. I figured it came in packets, you'd think they'd sell them at the drug store.

    Its google time. Here's an interesting application but I'm not sure you want it “tightening” for a guy, usually you're trying to loosen I think.
    http://www.affections.com/cataloge/images/EL6/6809-2.jpg

    This is hard to see but its fruity, although probably tastes like crap.
    http://www.cosmeticsolutions.biz/servlet/the-14561/Wet-Flavored-Body-Glide/Detail

    Well hell, here's a crapload of lube packets.
    http://www.condomdepot.com/product/catalog.cfm/pnid/214/nid/265

  8. Kris says:

    Well, Holy Shit. Look at that. You can buy a bloody jar full of 'em.

  9. Lily says:

    Banana flavored lube LOL

    Thanks for doing the research on the lube packets. I've been curious too, just too lazy to take the time to look it up.

  10. Tam says:

    Banana flavoured does seem appropriate although that fake banana flavour/odor makes me gag. Not sexy.

  11. Jenre says:

    Hooray, the mystery is solved! I salute your tenacity, Tam, in finding the elusive lube sachets and setting our minds at rest. I, for one, will be able to sleep better tonight as a result.

    🙂

  12. Tam says:

    Tis my honour to serve Jen. If I've lightened your load I have accomplished my goal. 😀

  13. jitterbug says:

    Just returned from a little internet-free vacation and what do I see? Mission accomplished – Tenacious Tam tracked down the lube packets!
    … I really would have liked to see your daughter face, Tam. What must she think of her mother? 😉

  14. Tam says:

    She's given up hope for me Sarah. LOL She merely tolerates me now with plenty of eye rolling. 🙂

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